New York City Photo Shoot by Merci New York + Mike Colón Photographers
May 20, 2011
Tri State

Eek! This photo shoot is SO up my alley. It's full of classic, simple details that make a big statement. Styled to perfection by the ever fabulous Jacqueline of Merci New York - it is the epitome of east coast style. Best of all, we get to see the shoot through the lens of seven fabulous photographers: Mike Colón PhotographersAnna Epp Photography, Kristyn KimballMagdiel Sanchez, Marc Douglas Photography, Michael Rousseau Photography, By Petronella Photography and Johan Khalilian. Be sure to scroll over the images to see who shot which fabulous image and of course, get acquainted with all the lovely in the full gallery of images!

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From Katherine Harris of Mike Colón Photographers... Words that come to my mind when I think about the shoot with Johan and Gabi are: effortless class, East Coast, elegant, timeless, tailored, and polished.  What is so refreshing to me about Gabi is that she looked like herself.  Her hair and makeup were soft, natural, yet polished.  Johan was put together in a tailored classic suit that complimented her look.

What continually brings me back to the classic East Coast style is it is just that: classic.  You can look back to John F. Kennedy and Jackie O. and the tailored suits, cuffs, and dresses they donned are still wearable today and beyond.  When this look is chosen, you can look to the images and experience a "timelessness" as opposed to being able to pinpoint that such and such image was taken during this time period, because of what they're wearing.

Jackie from Merci New York could not have created a better look or incorporated better details to really capture the essence of what we were going for.  On top of her fabulous styling, getting to shoot in Central Park on a cloudy overcast day completed the feel of the day.

While the details of a wedding are powerful, and can really set the tone and mood for the day, we went into this shoot really wanting to capture what the wedding day truly is all about.  Love.  The coming together of two different people.  Two different people, with different upbringings, with different pasts, different lives coming together to commit their lives together is so unique and beautiful.  Our goal was to really capture the essence of these two people coming together to be one couple, one story, one love.  Instead of finding contrived poses or moments, we wanted the couple to interact the way they interact with each other and capture real and intimate moments.  There is something about real moments that are moving.

That being said, the details we did have we really wanted to choose specifically and carefully.  Gabi and Johan's attire consisted mainly of a neutral color palette.  The jewelry chosen for Gabi accentuated the timeless east coast feel of her gown, hair and makeup.  The pops of color we added were just to show that you can still have class with being modern!  The green sash on Gabi's party dress, the pop of color in her bouquet, Johan's pink tailored shirt all gave hints of their respective personalities.

Photography: Mike Colón Photographers + Anna Epp PhotographyKristyn KimballMagdiel Sanchez + Marc Douglas Photography + Michael Rousseau PhotographyBy Petronella Photography + Johan Khalilian / Stylist: Jacqueline Weppner of Merci New York / Floral design: Lori Meigel of Merci New York / Wedding Gowns: Sassi Holford (Long Gown) via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon + Allison Paris (Short Dress) via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Hair Accessories: Preston & Olivia + Sara Gabriel / Ballet Flats: J.Crew / Faux Fur Cropped Jacket: Club Monaco / Jewelry: Miriam Haskell via Rent the RunwayNicole Miller via Rent the RunwayErickson Beamon via Rent the Runway / Groom's Attire: Rothman's New York + Tallia + Hugo Boss + J.Crew